It depends. If i had my dog chained out outside and i was worried about it being stolen yeah might get it. With leather collars they can be taken off. With the chain wrapped around it they would have to cut it which would take alot more work and the dog wouldnt sit still for it.
digger....the chain doesn't stop the collar from being unbuckled , by the looks of it.
Boxer babe you hit it on the head. Things like that are purely for testosterone junkies, looking to impress . lol
I mean ,even the description says it all' you'll feel so PROUD....' ...oh please, I wonder if you'd be equally as proud when you have to take your dog to the vet with spinal probs from hanging all that weight off its neck. ' Made with extra heavy nickel' ...I agree ...wtf??
Oh and the biggest oxymoron in the entire ad..."tapered at the buckle for extra comfort ' rofl
***Edited By: Smooshie on 11/30/2004 8:36:27 AM*** Reason: had to add
I was expecting one of those turkish spiked collars when I saw the topic. It's not that bad. Interesting collar. I see it as being no different in the opposite direction from those stupid fake gem-studded collars that people put on their 'girly' dogs. If your dog is big enough to pull off the look, what's wrong with it?
"It depends. If i had my dog chained out outside and i was worried about it being stolen yeah might get it. With leather collars they can be taken off. With the chain wrapped around it they would have to cut it which would take alot more work and the dog wouldnt sit still for it."
It doesn't help it from being stolen because they can unbuckle the collar. Weighted collars are made for the "look" and for "muscle building" but they do more damage then good. Worried over dog theft wrapping an actual light weight chain through your dogs collar/around the neck with a padlock is a much better choice then a weighted collar ALL THE TIME. They are not meant to wear all the time and most of the sellers will tell you that, they are not a yard collar.
"I see it as being no different in the opposite direction from those stupid fake gem-studded collars that people put on their 'girly' dogs. If your dog is big enough to pull off the look, what's wrong with it?"
Whats wrong with it? It causes damage to your dogs neck, a big difference from a stupid girly collar which I don't like either. Especially if wackos are going to use them as yard collars because they don't realize what they are really for. Weighted collars and harness both do damage, the harness puts to much weight and pressure on the spine and the collars on the neck. Not too long ago I think it was on a forum someone made a comment about my dogs "heavy" chains, how they were too big, cruel, harmful, unecassary, ect. And they are not heavy, I try to use the lightest chain possible because I don't need to overdo it and look cool, lighter chains are cheaper too no need to go overboard just enough to keep the dog safe. A weighted collar is what I call cruel to the dog and unecesarry. People shouldn't have dogs to look cool and make their egos bigger and if they cared to build their dogs neck muscles the springpole is a fun and pretty safe way to do so. This is almost as bad as the idiots who make their dogs drag cinder blocks around.
is it really that heavy ? by looking at the pic i wouldn't have thought it was a dangerously heavy collar. but if it is then i am sure no one would put it on their dog if it was going to injure them. well maybe someone would, but i couldn't tell from the pic it was a hurtful thing.
True_Pits...I was there for that discussion about your dog's chains. I was actually one of the ones who prematurely jumped on you for it (after which I apologized) ;-)
I agree 100% with you on this...a dog shouldn't be made to wear something like this just to enhance his owner's 'status'...doesn't matter HOW big the dog is. I weigh 110 lbs...I don't think it would be the least bit comfortable or healthy to wear a chain that large around MY neck....why do it to a dog?
***Edited By: Smooshie on 11/30/2004 2:52:49 PM*** Reason: typo
Scout1 I can't be 100% how much that specific collar weights, but they generally weight between 5-10lbs it depends on the chain used for the weight. Even 5lbs to me is a lot to haul around on your neck all day. The neck can be easily strained, think around having something weighting you down all day. Some of the harnesses weight 30lbs and Pit Bulls are not pack animals, some people think they are invicible though and want to build up so much muscle and do it in ridiculous ways.
***Edited By: True_Pits on 11/30/2004 2:54:43 PM*** Reason: forgotword
The collar actually doesn't look that heavy, and a strong dog like a pit or another dog that was used for weight pulling could easily stand up to that sort of weight no prob. I highly doubt that such a small chain would be any problem for a large dog.
That seems to be what most people believe, because they are strong and do weight pull their necks aren't vulnerable to strain. Go figure. They don't understand weightpulling and having weight on your neck 2 different things.
***Edited By: True_Pits on 11/30/2004 3:37:01 PM*** Reason: ..